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Blue Mountain Eagle
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Pub expansion opens up possibilities
1188 Brewing
four years of
A simple way to donate to
CASA doesn’t cost a cent
New executive
director joins
youth advocacy
By Richard Hanners
By Angel Carpenter
Blue Mountain Eagle
Blue Mountain Eagle
It’s been about four years
since the 1188 Brewing Com-
pany opened its doors on
Main Street in John Day, and
the pub celebrated its recent
expansion during an open
house Dec. 6.
Partners in the craft beer
pub and restaurant are Shan-
non and Jeremy Adair of John
Day and Jennifer and Ken
Brown of Bend. Shannon and
Jennifer are sisters, and the
pub’s name comes from the
numbers used on snowmo-
biles raced by Shannon’s and
Ken’s fathers.
By expanding into the lot
next door used by the former
Radio Shack store, the pub
gained not only space but
room for a commercial-sized
kitchen with a bakery.
“That means faster service,
a bigger menu, more variety
and more flexibility,” Shan-
non said.
Brewing operations will
stay in the same location.
Separating the kitchen from
the brewery will eliminate the
potential for cooking odors
contaminating the brew.
“We’ll be able to brew any
day of the week now, not just
Sundays,” Shannon said.
Shannon served as general
manager for the remodeling
project, with the 1188 crew,
family and friends working
with contractors to complete
the expansion.
Seating has increased
from about 40 to nearly 100
through the expansion. Shan-
non said she doesn’t know
how old the building is, but
she thinks it was moved
from the hill above Dayton
Street to its current location
There is an easy way
to donate to Grant-Harney
County CASA (Court Ap-
pointed Special Advocates),
and it won’t cost you a dime.
Hannah Hinman, who
started her job as CASA ex-
ecutive director in Septem-
ber, said AmazonSmile is a
simple way to benefit local
She said, while shopping
local is encouraged, there are
some items people will pur-
chase online through Ama-
zon, especially during this
time of year.
“It’s a really low-impact
way for the community to
support the organization,”
she said. “Even if it’s a small
amount, it’s a way to get
some of that money flowing
back into the community.”
Amazon will donate 0.5
percent of the price of eligi-
ble AmazonSmile purchases
to the local CASA, and there
is no extra charge to the per-
son shopping at Amazon.
Here’s how to sign up:
People with an Amazon
account can connect with
the local CASA’s Amazon-
Smile program by visiting; click
on “DONATE”; then click
on “Go to
That will take a person
directly to the right spot.
Hinman noted a person can
also sign up through the Am-
azon page; however, there
are other Grant County CA-
SAs in the nation listed.
She grew up in Bend and
most recently relocated from
Denver, Colorado.
Although Hinman hadn’t
The Eagle/Richard Hanners
Shannon and Jeremy Adair, two of the owners of the 1188 Brewing Company on Main
Street in John Day, celebrate the pub’s recent expansion during an open house on Dec. 6.
are trimmed with copper.
The company also com-
missioned metal artwork by
two artists. Ingo Wedde fash-
ioned exotic sculptures of a
motorcycle and a helicopter,
and Boyd Britton created
an assemblage of gears that
hangs on one wall.
The pub continues to han-
dle catering jobs, and the new
kitchen will facilitate that,
Shannon said. The staff is
still testing the new baking
equipment, with future plans
to use spent oat, wheat and
barley grains from the brew-
ery in some bread recipes,
she said.
The company has also
been looking into canning its
beer. The partners have found
vendors willing to provide
canning material and equip-
ment for smaller breweries
and are talking to Steens
Mountain Brewing about the
idea, Shannon said.
“We’ve really seen an out-
pouring of support from the
community and local busi-
nesses since we opened up,”
she said. “I want to thank
everyone for their patience
through the construction pro-
cess. We couldn’t be here
without the community’s sup-
worked with CASA before
starting her job as executive
director, she does hold a mas-
ter’s of public administration
with a concentration in non-
profit management.
She said she’s also worked
with youths who’ve had a
special advocate and has 10
years experience working
directly with youths and fam-
ilies in high-risk situations
and traumatic circumstances.
“The opportunity to com-
bine a focus on my education
experience with my experi-
ence working with families
is what really drew me to this
position,” she said.
Hinman said she was
grateful to see when she ar-
rived that the nonprofit al-
ready had a strong existence
in the community with ex-
perienced advocates as well
as long-standing donors and
financial supporters in place.
People can volunteer with
CASA as an advocate, and
they also have a need for ad-
ministrative volunteers.
“We are always looking
for new advocates, and we’re
looking to train new people
after the holiday,” she said.
“We hope for new training at
the end of January and into
early February, and to have
a new set of advocates ready
to be appointed to cases in
The Grant-Harney Coun-
ty CASA office is at the
Grant County Education Ser-
vice District at 835 S. Can-
yon Blvd. in John Day.
To learn more, call Hin-
man at 541-575-1349.
about a century ago.
Rick Callahan made all of
the pub’s custom furniture.
Jeremy is a lineman for the
Oregon Trail Electric Coop-
erative, and part of the pub’s
remodeling comes from his
work on a 50-year-old trans-
mission line in the Silvies
A long countertop is made
from the crossarms removed
from the power poles, sand-
ed and covered with a thick
smooth finish. And the brick-
like wall covering on the west
wall is made from ends cut off
from the crossarms, he said.
Benches along the west wall
Hannah Hinman
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